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. my story began in another big city in new york. right before 9/11. i was working at j.p. morgan at 60 wall street. i was in the new york national guard. i never thought my first mobilization would be at ground zero. i have come from a military family. my grandfather was drafted in world war two in the bronx. he served three years in the south pacific. vietnam. back then, every family was a military family. i wanted to get back. -- i want to give back. i never thought it was dark in manhattan. -- i never thought it would start in manhattan. my story is not unique. many people have answered this call. this generation of veterans is not a charity. they are an investment. it is one of the strongest investments we can make at a critical time in american history. i want to tell you a story via video about a man who grew up not far from chicago and is one of the many members of iava. >> i took the hard road. my story has been a story of success and survival. my name is nicholas. colgan. i deployed to afghanistan from january 2007 until april 2008. it is hard to come home. war can transform y
to confront the threat of climate change than your opponent. tomorrow you're going up to new york city where you're going to, i assume, see people still suffering the effects of hurricane sandy which many people say is further evidence of how a warming globe is changing our weather. what specifically do you plan to do in a sec term to tackle the issue of climate change? and do you think the political will exists in washington to pass legislation that could include some kind of attacks on carbon? >> you know, as you know, mark, we can't attribute any particular weather event to climate change. what we do know is the temperature around the globe is increasing. faster than was predicted even 10 years ago. we do know that the arctic icecap is melting, faster than was predicted even five years ago. we do know there have been extraordinarily -- there have been an extraordinarily large number of severe weather events here in north america but also around the globe. and i am a firm believer that climate change is real, that it is impacting by human behavior and by carbon emissions and i think we hav
? the assassination of john kennedy at 730 p.m. president obama traveled to the new york city area to assess damage from hurricane sandy. on staten island, he visited a recovery center. he was joined by new york city mayor michael bloomberg, homeland security secretary janet napolitano, and others. >> good afternoon, on behalf of all new yorkers, mr. president, it is an honor to welcome you here to our city. we are here with our two great senators, and the governor and i wanted to particularly thank you and particularly thank all the volunteers who have worked so hard for the last two weeks. 24/7 a lot of them, they have made all the difference. we are getting out of this. we are getting ahead. we did lose 23 staten islanders here, one was police officer artur, whose funeral i went to. someone unfortunately this city will miss. we are making our ways back. mr. president, thank you particularly for all the help we have gotten from fema, from homeland secretary napolitano who is with us, from human -- health and human services secretary, and all of your team, craig fugate from fema, the borough presi
. mayor bloomberg can not to endorse the president largely on that issue. the freak storm ravaged new york city. when storms like that happen, it does help consensus. i do not think that will be at the top of the agenda. immigration reform is probably more of the momentum behind that. >> there are two issues that have changed dramatically, 180 degrees. one is gay rights. this country went to a much broader acceptance of gay rights and gay marriage. just stunning. part is a democratic shift. the other is a climate change. there was a big movement among evangelicals to save the lord's earth, to save the greatest gift we were given. it made a lot of sense with the far right's agenda. it has been turned into the exact opposite. climate change is happening and it is partially caused by human kind. that is happening just a few years after both parties in a pretty wide degree that something had to be done for different reasons. stunning. >> somebody was compiling the best tweets of the campaign. "i agree with the scientific consensus on global warming. call me crazy." that's where things were. th
and its aftermath. it has been a very challenging time for new york city. i think you have shown quite a bit of fortitude in coming back and getting back to business. my remarks today are going to focus on the reasons for the disappointingly slow pace of economic recovery in the united states, and the policy actions that have been taken by the federal open market committee to support the economy. in addition, i will discuss important economic challenges our country faces as we close out 2012 and move into 2013, in particular the challenge of putting federal government finances on a sustainable path and the longer run while avoiding actions that would endanger the economic recovery in the near term. the economy is continuing to recover from the financial crisis and recession, but the pace of the recovery has been slower than fomc participants and others had hoped or anticipated when i spoke here last, three years ago. indeed, since the recession trough in 2009, growth in real gdp has averaged only a little more than 2% per year. similarly, the job market has improved over the past three
, officials, and first responders. he was joined by new york city mayor andrew bloomberg, homeland security secretary janet polycom, and others. this is 20 minutes. -- napolitano, and others. this is 20 minutes. >> good afternoon. on behalf of all new yorkers, it is a honor to welcome you to our city. we're here with our great centers and the governor and i wanted to particularly thank you and thank all the volunteers who have worked so hard the last two weeks. a lot of them. they have made all the difference. we are getting out of this. we have to get ahead. we lost 23 stat islanders. one of them was a police officer, a young man full of promise, somebody who unfortunately the city is going to mess. we are making our way back. thank you particularly for all the help we have gotten from fema and, secretary napolitano, off and human services, and all of your team. the red cross together -- i want to thank everybody here. we have a new program, rapid response. a bunch of people, electricians, plumbers, carpenters going out. we will get everybody back with electricity and will rebuild and a be
video from the national book awards in new york city and red carpet interviews with finalists. all online, live tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. eastern. add your comments on >> secretary geithner spent tuesday at the annual wall street journal ceo council meeting. this is a half hour. >> ladies and gentlemen, the treasury secretary of the united states, tim geithner. [applause] the people in this room, we polled them before you got there, by two to one we do not expect a deal before we hit the fiscal cliff. there is a bit of a highlighting of the dominican republic, which we have not figured out. [laughter] i think there is a lot of anxiety in this room about the fiscal cliff. do you think we will go over it, or are you confident they will deal with the other side before we get there? >> there is a lot to sea, but i think there is every reason to believe this is a solvable problem. it is true we have a lot of challenges with the country. but there is a lot of support for trying to do things that will help make the economy stronger in the short term. universal support for
could not agree more. at the city college of new york, we had a specific program at the powell center that i am happy to have named after me. we take in gi's. we have mentoring program set for them. we have programs that get them up to speed if they have some weakness in their earlier academic career that needs correction and we have money that is used to supplement not only their academic cost but the cost of living. more universities are doing that. it is important now because the economy is still in a weak state, we improving, still wheat. this affects our veterans. unlike after war were to or after a career or vietnam, you can come back and find a job that does not require the high skill or what were to - world war ii. you could just go right back in. our society is becoming more complex. a more complex is becoming more complex. you need a higher level of school especially with respect to the information revolution. i used to be a mechanic. people do not know what a card reader is these days. you have to be scaled to handle that kind of machine and increasingly, those are the jobs
it was a governmental issue, we had to do what twode do to take care of new york city. but look what happened in every state and city in this country. every street you drove up there was an american flag on a car, people giving money. that wasn't fema. that was everybody from their own personal residence. host: let me get another call. this one from west virginia and obama supporter. caller: i think obama should make it again this year. he's been in there four years. just because romney wants in there, all he does is lie. like the one caller said, he should donate some money. he doesn't pay no taxes. they're all out for the middle class and high class people. well, think about the low income people and the middle class. not the rich. everybody should pay their taxes like they should. host: caller from lake charles. what do you have to say? caller: thanks for taking my call. interesting discussions and thanks for c-span. i'm u.s. army retired and army gave me a chance to serve in over 60 countries. and i would like the press, specifically c-span and others who have a more factual approach to press to a
also get to work. a lot folks in jersey work in new york come in the city, and in other places where transportation may be hobbled. one of the things i mentioned is the possibility of us using federal assets, and military assets as well as taking inventory of the country that can be brought in so we can help people get to their work. governor christie also mentioned the importance of schools. the sooner we can get them back into school, the sooner they are in a routine, that helps the families. we are going to have a lot of work to do. i do not want anybody to feel that somehow this is going to be cleaned up over night. we want to make sure people have realistic expectations. what i can promise is the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. the directive by have given, i will repeat, i think craig and others know i mean it, we are not going to tolerate red tape, bureaucracy. i instituted a 15 minute rule. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it is the mayor, county offic
shined, selling regular americans what other peop are going through. we showed the village in new york city, which got ravaged by 9/11. a plane had crashed right in their village. now the storm. steve was pursuing nancy pelosi because we did a story trying to find out how come members of congress can invest in wall street and not in stock, that is related to businesses they are looking at on capitol hill, without having to abide by the rules you and i do in terms of insider trading. that law got changed. the change happened right after. that was just this year. it is a really good question. it is part of what motivates people in the news business. you can have an impact. you feel a lot better about what you are doing when you are working on something important. i can tell you all so i worked in a lot of places in local news in my six years before i got to cbs news and i learned from places i did not agree with their philosophy. there is so much to learn. you find out what you do not want to be part of. "news, we do not want to go out there to make e news. we want to scare people." it i
, to spark an industrial revolution. that gave birth, not only to a ports called new york city, but a berth to a necklass of communities called milltowns that became the encenters of invention and innovation. so it's that spark of vision that is the first step. and if we're going to denounce any of these creative opportunities to invest in nation building by denouncing it as socialism, you know, it was president -- was president eisenhower a socialist? were all those who preceded him or followed him who came up with these great visions, a space program that gave us an unleashing of technology, no, they were thinkers. they were visionaries. they were leaders. and that's the first step. and then we develop policy from that vision. we teggetter it into real terms. and then we invest in the implementation of that policy. that's america at her finest. and if we look back at the erie canal history, when they did that it wasn't easy times. they were tough times. they were tough economic times. and so they stepped up to the plate and said, we're going to do this, it's not easy to launch but we're g
york, in the city, and other places where transportation may be hobbled. one thing i mentioned is the possibility of us using federal assets, military assets, as well as taking inventory of assets from around the country that could be broadened so we can help people get to their work. governor christie also mentioned the importance of schools. the sooner we can get our kids back into school, the sooner they are back into a routine. that obviously helps the families and the kids as well. we will have a lot to do. i do not any -- want anybody to feel that somehow this will of the clean up overnight, we want to make sure people have realistic expectations. but what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials. we will not quit until this is done. the directive i have given, and i said this yesterday, but i will repeat. i think crag and others working with me know i mean it. we will not tolerate red tape. we will not tolerate bureaucracy. i instituted a 15 minute rule on my team. the return everybody's fr
his latest novel and his take on the city of miami. sunday at 6:00 p.m. on book tv on c-span 2. >> new york senator chuck schumer says washington has a responsibility to avert the fiscal cliff during the upcoming lame duck session of congress. he was at an event hosted by the "christian science monitor" to talk about the election, congress, and the party's agenda. >> thank you for coming. our guest tonight is charles schumer. his last visit with the group was way too long ago in 2006, when he had just led the democratic senatoral campaign into the first of two successful efforts to boost the democratic population. he graduated first in his class at his high school, which is, as readers of the almanac and american politics know, the alma mater of the social justice group. our guest graduated from harvard college and harvard law. at age 23, he won a seat at the new york assembly. he was the youngest person since teddy roosevelt. he was elected to the house. in 1998, he was elected to the senate we he has twice-won reelection by comfortable margins. on to the thrilling matters of the proc
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